Enrolment

ENROLMENT PROCESS

ENROLMENT FOR PREP 2025 IS NOW OPEN.

Your Prep child for 2025 needs to turn 5 years old by the 30th April 2025 to be eligible for enrolment.

School Tours

School Tour bookings are now available on Wednesday’s.
Please phone the office on ph: 9798 2228 to book a School Tour.

Our School Zone

School zone info can be found below.

Enrolment Procedure

  1. Read the Enrolment Information document.
  2. Download and complete the 2024/25 enrolment form.
  3. Email or deliver all required documentation as listed on the Information Page together with your enrolment form to the school office.

Further Information

Please call 03 9798 2228
For international callers please dial: 613 9798 2228
or email a completed Enrolment Enquiry Form

TRANSITION FOR PARENTS

Welcome to Prep Families,

Dear future Prep parents, here is Jo Hillman, the Principal of Chandler Park Primary School, to welcome you all to our school community.

Click on the following link to watch the video and listen to Jo’s message to you all:

KINDER TRANSITION

School Readiness Activities

There are a range of emotional, self-care, fine and gross motor skills your child will need by the time they are ready to start school. Please see below some activities you can do with your child prior to starting school to support the development of these skills and prepare them for a successful transition to school.

Emotional:

  • Read stories with your child and practice sitting and listening to a 10 minute story. Where possible, practice sitting and listening with other children.
  • Encourage your child to ask for help when having difficulty before you offer assistance.
  • Explore different emotions with your child and encourage them to express how they’re feeling.
  • Encourage imaginative play and teach your child how to play cooperatively with others through sharing toys and taking turns.

Self-Care

  • Encourage your child to use the toilet independently and wipe themselves on their own
  • Encourage eating food independently
  • Practice dressing and undressing each day and try to only provide a small amount of help when needed. Please refer to the ‘Getting Dressed’ handout if your child is finding it difficult to dress and undress on their own.
  • Please refer to ‘My School Routine’ handout in your prep transition packs for a useful and engaging visual schedule for students to support them in creating a school morning routine.

Fine Motor

Fine motor skills are referring to your child’s ability to use of the small muscles in their hands and arms to manipulate small objects within their hands and fingers. There are many fun, engaging and cost effective activities you can practice with your child at home that will set them up for success for starting school. The following activities will support your child to develop their skills when using both hands working together, strengthen the muscles in their hands and support their ability to hold and manipulate objects. This is going to support their ability to use scissors, cut, paste, write, draw and hold a pencil correctly when they start school.

  • Playdough Encourage pushing, pulling, pinching, squeezing, rolling and chopping with two fingers and scissors.
  • Practice tracing, colouring within the lines, copying letters, shapes and numbers whilst encouraging your child to use a dominant hand.
  • Gather small objects around the home (rubbers, toy cars, marbles, pom pom balls etc.) and sort small objects into colour, size and shape groups with one hand only.
  • Practising tearing and scrunching paper to play finger hockey using the balls of paper as the puck and using the thumb and index finger to flick the paper.
  • Practice using scissors to cut out shapes and paste them.
  • Creating activities with pegs such as pegging as many clips onto a container as possible within a certain amount of time, label the pegs with letters and encourage putting the pegs on corresponding letters on a piece of paper. Incorporate using pegs within everyday life by having your child helping you peg the washing on the line.
  • Peeling and placing stickers onto paper.

     

Gross Motor

Gross motor skills involve your child’s ability to control the movement of their large muscles such as their legs. Gross motor skills will help your child to participate in PE, play on the playground at break times, run around and throw and catch balls. The following activities can be incorporated into play in fun and engaging ways to support your child to develop gross motor skills that will set them up for success when starting school.

Jumping

  • Jumping on the spot or to a simple beat.
  • Jumping on stepping stone paths or hopscotch marked on the floor.
  • Pretending to be animals that jump; frog, kangaroo, rabbit.

Balancing

  • Walking forwards, backwards, or sideways whilst balancing an object on their head.
  • Standing with eyes closed on two legs and then only one.
  • Create an obstacle course that requires crawling, jumping and hopping
  • Playing frozen statues; Hold your body still in a position like a statue
  • Bike riding

Throwing and Catching

  • Rolling or throwing a ball to a partner
  • Aiming and throwing balls at targets, into containers or washing baskets.
  • Varying the way your child throws; over arm, under arm, one hand and two hands

Climbing

  • Making obstacle courses, inside or outside on the playground/with equipment
  • Climbing over piles of cushions or over stable chairs

Strength

  • Practice kneeling whilst completing activities.
  • Play wheelbarrow races (holding your child at the knees at first).
  • Walking like animals.
  • Complete activities whilst laying on tummies or with feet flat on the floor
  • Play on playground equipment

School Zone Information

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Find my school hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2023 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.

International Students

Studying in Victoria

Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition and caring welfare support services. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see: www.study.vic.gov.au

How to apply

Most international students must apply to the Department of Education in order to study in a Victorian government school. To learn about the application types and to apply, see: How to apply

Contact our school

For more information about international students, please contact the below staff member.

International Student Coordinator (ISC): Christina Kenney

Phone: (03) 9798 2228
Generic school email or ISC email: chandler.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Chandler Park Primary School is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see: www.study.vic.gov.au